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Rani Laxmibai

 

1.                  When she was very young, Rani of Jhansi was called ________________.

2.                  _____________________, was Rani Laxmibai's husband.

3.                  _____________ died when she was just __________ years old.

4.                  Rani of Jhansi's ____________ died when he was a few months old.

5.                  Rani's husband died leaving behind a six - old __________________.

6.                  Ulnder the ________________, the British did not accept an adopted son as an heir.

7.                  Lord Dalhousie sent ____________ to bring Jhansi under British rule.

8.                  After his defeat at Kanpur _____________ had decided to join Rani Laxmibai.

9.                  On the way to _______________ the British found Rani Laxmibai, leading a few soldiers.

10.                __________, a Muslim girl was Rani's close friend.

11.                 Rani's ______________ laid her on a ____________________, and as she breathed her last, set fire to it.

12.                Rani Laxmibai left a legacy for others to follow and that was " ___________________, till you breathe      

                    your  last".

13.              The name of her adopted son was _______________.

14.              The ___________________ ruled over India.

15.              _______________ was a "War Queen".

II.                 Match Column A and B:

 

       A

 

       B

1

Lord Dalhousie

a)

King of Jhansi

2

Major Ellis

b)

An Indian Kingdom

3

Gangadhar Rao

c)

England

4

Mandarbai

d)

Tantia Tope

5

War Queen

e)

A British Officer

6

Jhansi

f)

An Indian Kingdom

7

Kanpur

g)

Laxmibai's Companion

8

British

h)

Not your own child

9

Gwalior

i)

A British Viceroy

10

Adopted

j)

Rani of Jhansi


Causes of the Revolt (1857)

 

Due to the dis-satisfaction with the policies of the Britishers the Indians revolted against them in 1857 which took an explosive form. 

Political Injustice:  After the death of Gangadhar Rao, Dalhousie rejected the right of his adopted son to the thrown and annexed the territory of Jhansi .

Economic exploitation:  The policies adopted by the British Government in the fields of agriculture, industry and trade, all the classes of the Indian society was ruined.  The landlords became landless and the farmers became dept tors to the money-lenders.

Religious and Social Causes:  Many people feared that the English were deliberately forcing Indians to accept Christianity.  The social customs of Indians were often neglected in army, prisons and railways.  Syed Ahmed Khan considered these activities as an important factor of the revolt.


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